Super Senses of Animals
8 Amazing Facts about Animal Super Senses
- Ants have a ‘super-sense’ of smell, which directs them to food from several metres away.
- A starfish uses its arms to see. There are small spots located at the ends of the starfish’s arms that help it to know the difference between light and dark.
- Snakes use their tongues to smell. At night, they use their special infrared sensory organs to locate and hunt their warm-blooded prey.
- Crickets use their legs to hear.
- Butterflies use their feet to taste the nectar of the flowers.
- Crocodiles have thousands of small receptors around their jaw line that allow them to sense the presence and location of animals around them from a long way off.
- Pigeons have something like an in-built compass which allows them to find their way using the knowledge of the Earth’s magnetic field and the position of the sun. That is why they were used to carry messages from one place to another in ancient times.
- A catfish has tiny hair on their bodies that are extremely sensitive to vibrations. So much so, it is believed that the catfish can detect earthquakes days in advance.
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